On December 25th, 2018, at around 10:00 p.m. a Merced police officer was leaving the area of McDonald’s on Carol Avenue. The officer was traveling northbound on Carol Avenue approaching Merced Avenue when a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk rode in front of the patrol vehicle.
The patrol car struck the bicyclist causing minor injuries to the victim. The patrol vehicle appeared to have some scratches on the hood, California Highway Patrol officers responded to the area to investigate according to Sergeant Dabney from the Merced police department.
No names were provided. The accident remains under investigation.